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Record Number: 1851


Reading Experience:

Evidence:

"On 5 Jan 1806 D[orothy] W[ordsworth] told Lady Beaumont; "'My Brother chanced to meet with Richardson's letters at a Friend's house, and glancing over them, read those written by Mrs Klopstock, he was exceedingly affected by them and said it was impossible to read them without loving the woman.'"

Century:

1800-1849

Date:

Between 1804 and 1805

Country:

England

Time

n/a

Place:

n/a

Type of Experience
(Reader):
 

silent aloud unknown
solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown

Type of Experience
(Listener):
 

solitary in company unknown
single serial unknown


Reader / Listener / Reading Group:

Reader:

William Wordsworth

Age:

Unknown

Gender:

Male

Date of Birth:

7 Apr 1770

Socio-Economic Group:

n/a

Occupation:

Writer

Religion:

Church of England

Country of Origin:

England

Country of Experience:

England

Listeners present if any:
e.g family, servants, friends

n/a


Additional Comments:

n/a



Text Being Read:

Author:

Samuel Richardson

Title:

The Correspondence of Samuel Richardson, a selection from the original manuscripts

Genre:

Biography, Autobiog / Diary

Form of Text:

Print: Book

Publication Details

Ed. Anna Laetitia Barbauld; 6 vols, 1804

Provenance

n/a


Source Information:

Record ID:

1851

Source:

Print

Author:

Duncan Wu

Editor:

n/a

Title:

Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815

Place of Publication:

n/a

Date of Publication:

1995

Vol:

n/a

Page:

176

Additional Comments:

n/a

Citation:

Duncan Wu, Wordsworth's Reading 1800-1815 (1995), p. 176, http://can-red-lec.library.dal.ca/Arts/RED/record_details.php?id=1851, accessed: 07 December 2022


Additional Comments:

quotation from Ernest De Selincourt, ed., The Letters of William and Dorothy Wordsworth: The Early Years, 1787-1805 (1967) 525.

   
   
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